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Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« on: December 04, 2017, 02:48:22 PM »
Which one should I get?  Apple TV is way more expensive and I'm not sure why so someone please explain it to me.  I'm leaning Roku Streaming Stick.  Using mostly for Hulu, Netflix, WatchESPN.  Also I don't care about 4K.  My old ass eyeballs can only handle so many pixels.  I looked at some old threads but they were from 2014 so things have probably changed a lot?



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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 02:55:22 PM »
Do you own other Apple products that you'd like to stream media from that isn't available from a standard streaming app on Roku??

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 02:56:15 PM »
Roku
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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 02:57:29 PM »
If the answer is no, go with Roku.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 02:58:56 PM »
I mean I have an iphone and ipad but not much itunes content.  Is that the main reason to get AppleTV?

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 03:03:11 PM »
Roku

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 03:11:03 PM »
Apple tv FTW!

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 03:11:46 PM »
I love our Roku.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 03:14:08 PM »
I mean I have an iphone and ipad but not much itunes content.  Is that the main reason to get AppleTV?

Not necessarily.

a) I think Apple makes good stuff. b) it has got a great processor, which leads to fewer issues & c) The ability to use screen mirroring is a nice bonus.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 03:22:20 PM »
apple does make good stuff. you can also screen mirror to a roku.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 03:22:51 PM »
Do you have Amazon Prime?

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2017, 03:24:38 PM »
Do you have Amazon Prime?
Nevermind. Just learned something new
 It's just Chromecast being a bitch.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2017, 03:25:32 PM »
apple does make good stuff. you can also screen mirror to a roku.

Did not know that.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2017, 03:40:24 PM »
I mean I have an iphone and ipad but not much itunes content.  Is that the main reason to get AppleTV?

Not necessarily.

a) I think Apple makes good stuff. b) it has got a great processor, which leads to fewer issues & c) The ability to use screen mirroring is a nice bonus.

Yeah I'm a huge apple fanboy.  I have an iphone, ipad and 27" imac.  That's the only reason I'm even considering Apple TV.  But it seems like it might be overkill for what I'll be using it for.

I'm also worried that if I get AppleTV hemmy will make fun of me for not building my own streaming device for a fraction of the cost.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2017, 03:41:16 PM »
The new Apple TVs are nice.  But if you don't a lot of iTunes content I would go with the Roku.  The new Ultra model also allows for an Ethernet connection.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 03:45:01 PM »
As much as I hate to admit it, I'd go with the Apple TV in your situation, assuming it's not cost prohibitive. I prefer Roku, but I don't have the Appital outlay you do. Just my opinion as your neutral counselor.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2017, 03:47:01 PM »
The screen mirroring on Apple TV is superior to the Roku service, because Apple is a walled garden that traps fools like you. But since you're there, it is what it is.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2017, 03:47:55 PM »
buy a used v3 apple tv on craigslist


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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2017, 05:02:37 PM »
I have an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and an Nvidia Shield. Apple TV and Fire TV do not get used any more. Apple TV is ok, but it forgets passwords constantly, has poor support for the TV app and single sign in, and that rough ridin' remote...


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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2017, 06:30:25 PM »
Don’t get a roku stick, they freeze often. I’ve had a good experience with the roku premiere (+?) though


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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2017, 08:09:33 PM »
We have a couple Apple TV boxes, older ones, and we use them a lot for renting movies.   However, 80% of the use is just like CF3 described, for Hulu, Netflix, and Youtube.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2017, 08:15:34 PM »
I started with a Chromecast. However I moved to an Amazon Fire TV about a year ago. I have no issues with it.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2017, 10:05:26 PM »
my experience is apple tv is better at taming the fickle bitch of a Fox Sports Go app that is pretty important for a nu logo fan like myself

Everything else is about equal except apple tv still does not have Vudu but that is not likely a deal breaker for most.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2017, 06:45:26 AM »
Don’t get a roku stick, they freeze often. I’ve had a good experience with the roku premiere (+?) though


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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2017, 07:48:06 AM »
My Roku(s) and FSGO are like best buds.